Air-Con Systems Assessments

Here are a few of the types of checks that can be done for an air conditioning system. Of course, depending on the type of installation it may be necessary to perform a different variety of checks. These checks are best performed by a licensed repair technician.

First of all, you may check the condition of the filters, change and clean filters. You may wish to check the control and temperature reading of the return air system. You may also wish to verify the turbine controls. Verification or replacement of belts is always essential.

Checking the condition of the evaporator battery and the condensate tray is useful. The germicidal treatment tank and battery usually need maintenance. The compressor parts are frequently in need of repair.

Checking the refrigerant charge is something you need to do frequently. You may wish to perform verification of the operation of the regulation and safety devices. You may also wish to verify the control of the pressure on the refrigeration circuits.

Checking superheat and subcooling is something you need to do regularly. Cleaning the condenser is always essential. Oil level checks should be performed regularly.

Checking the acidity of the oil is something you should do at least once a year. Check for leakage of the refrigeration circuits according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Re-tighten the electrical connections.

Check the housing resistance and the defrost controls. Perform a visual inspection of the cabinet. Verify and tighten the connections.

Measure the voltages. Verify the phase balancing. Test the indicator lamps for faults. Replace lamps and lights.

Test the alarms and fault reports. Test the differential protective devices. Verify the supports.

Lubricate the bearings. Replace the bearings if necessary. Verify the anti-vibration supports. You may also wish to verify the condensate flow controls. Perform regular cleaning and apply anti-rust paint.

Annual maintenance of HVAC systems

Companies all around the world are on the lookout for ways to cut their annual spending. Downsizing, freezes on spending, and discretionary overtime are all tactics used to help pinch pennies here and there. Unfortunately many companies turn to the practice of putting off the required maintenance of their HVAC systems as a way to try and cut costs. This is not only an extremely dangerous strategy for companies, it also has the potential to cost them even more money in the long term than if they would have repaired their HVAC systems at the first sign of degradation.

From the perspective of a company trying to save as much money as possible, it makes sense for them to put off their HVAC maintenance for another budgetary period if the system is performing as it should. This makes it easier to continue putting it off until something fails extraordinarily. This can cause units to fail in the least appropriate of times, and can cause the company to pay even more money to repair the now destroyed unit.

Not only is it possible for neglected HVAC units to necessitate costly repairs, but a neglected HVAC vent is the perfect place for legionella to develop and grow. It only takes some organic matter like leaves, droppings, and pollen, along with the warm water produced by HVAC cooling towers to create the perfect environment for the bacteria to thrive in. If maintenance is deferred on a unit that has legionella accumulating inside it likely will not be noticed until it is much too late. Anyone in the building that is exposed to the tainted water or chilling system is bound to be infected, and those with already weakened immune systems are at a much greater risk of harm and death.

Putting off needed maintenance may seem like an easy way to save money upfront, but it can lead to often disastrous outcomes.

Energy Department Announces Largest Energy Efficiency Standard in History

The department of energy has recently released standards for commercial air conditioning units, as well as furnaces, which is intended to reduce carbon emissions. The plan is projected to save a whopping one hundred and seventy eight billion dollars, over the course of the lifespan of the products that are replaced, which truly is a huge amount. In fact, the new rules and standards are the most aggressive regulations that have been released, as this move is the biggest energy saver and plan that the Department of Energy has ever come up with. This is going to be a huge energy saver, which will directly affect and reduce the amount of pollution that is put into the environment, and a huge amount of money will be saved as well.

The Department of Energy has stated that they have looked for sources that will use up the least amount of energy, but that the better option is simply not to burn energy at all, if it is possible. This plan is set up to do just that, which is a very positive thing for the environment and for our economic situation. There have been major discussions on a global scale in terms of reducing energy consumption, which many claim is directly affecting climate change. Anyone that has been watching the news, or any form of politics knows that this is a hot topic, so the reduction of energy looks to be a positive way to start to approach these issues. Energy efficiency is slated to grow over time, with mandates being set a few years down the line, which would require certain efficiency standards at certain dates. 2018 is supposed to see a ten percent efficiency jump, with twenty five to thirty percent efficiency to be mandated by the year 2023, which would be done through air conditioning repair and upgrades.